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The Resource Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw, (CD sound recording)

Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw, (CD sound recording)

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Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France
Title
Avenue of spies
Title remainder
a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kershaw
Title variation
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
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Language
eng
Summary
Brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11--American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette--joined the French resistance, they knew the stakes were extraordinarily high. They would be risking not only their own lives but that of their only child, twelve-year-old Phillip. There was no more dangerous place in all of occupied Europe than their street: Nazis had commandeered almost every building. At number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. Number 72 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo. As their Nazi neighbors rounded up Jews and ruthlessly destroyed all opposition, the Jacksons stepped up their own private war against Hitler. From the American Hospital, Sumner smuggled fallen Allied crewmen out of France. And Toquette agreed to allow the Goélette network of the resistance to use their home as a drop box for vital information en route to Britain. As D-Day neared, the noose began to tighten: when the family's secret was finally discovered, they were sent on a journey into the black heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw re-creates the City of Light during its darkest days.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
940.53444
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
D802.F8
LC item number
K47 2015ab
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history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mark Deakins
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Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw, (CD sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Title from print record; alternative title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Includes an interview with the author
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unknown
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unknown
Control code
ocn895727354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553551808
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA4826
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw, (CD sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from print record; alternative title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Includes an interview with the author
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn895727354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553551808
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA4826
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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